Improve Professional Success With a Bright New Smile

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Your career standing may change at any time, but the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has affected all industries in a big way. If you find yourself on the hunt for a new job, you may struggle to know the best steps to take to maximize opportunities. Of course, career-focused tasks like polishing your resume, networking with other professionals and updating your online presence can help make the right impression on potential employers. You might even want to update your wardrobe or get a new, professional hairstyle. However, do not forget the importance of upgrading your smile at the same time.  After all, the vast majority of people say that they notice teeth health and appearance before almost anything else when meeting someone new.

No matter how closely you follow a dental hygiene regimen, time affects the look of your teeth and smile. Discoloration and yellowing occur normally due to time and everything you eat or drink.  Stress can cause wear and even cracks or chips.  Any repaired cavities may spread or fillings get loose over time. Corrective and cosmetic dentistry procedures can help.

Although dealing with cavities, cracks, and gum disease are essential parts of maintaining and improving mouth health, cosmetic procedures focus on the front teeth only. Whitening, veneers, and other procedures can greatly improve your first impression, make you look a decade younger, and give the impression of vigor and energy. Your smile tells people a lot about the type of person you are.

The Time Has Come for a Brand-New Smile

If you are unsure about how cosmetic dentistry can improve your chances of landing a new job or advancing your career, take a few moments to do this smile test. Give each detail a score between one and ten, with ten being the highest rating that needs no improvement.

  • Color and appearance of your gums
  • Tooth whiteness
  • The line or curve of your smile
  • The length and shape of your teeth
  • Empty spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Angles and alignment

Any score over fifty-five indicates your overwhelming satisfaction with how your smile looks. If you score below that, it is time to consider cosmetic dentistry procedures. An expert can help you explore all the options and determine which are best for your specific needs.

While Covid-19 continues, take the opportunity to work on self-improvement projects that can help you succeed no matter what happens next. Part of that is making an appointment with a cosmetic dentistry service provider to improve your smile. It is part of making a great first impression with company representatives and HR professionals. An attractive, bright smile will also give you the confidence you need to stay competitive in your industry or niche.

A smile makeover starts with an on-site digital imaging examination so the dentist can show you exactly what you can look like in the end. With the latest dental technology and a wide range of services at Sahara Dental in Las Vegas, you can enjoy a return to the brilliant smile of your youth or a completely reimagined look that helps you make great strides forward with your career.

Back To School Dental Checkups

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Start the school year with a healthy, bright smile.  As the Clark County School District officially open its doors on August 9th, families prepare by buying school supplies, new clothes and creating activity schedules makes this the perfect time to schedule your families’ dental checkups too.  Scheduling these appointments before school starts also helps keep a consistent dental scheduling routine and help avoid attendance absenteeism.

Sahara Dental Las Vegas knows that once the school year starts schedules will fill up fast and making a dental appointment may no longer be a priority.  Making and maintaining a clear and practical schedule means less time missed from school so students can stay on the right track.  According to studies, excellent dental health will contribute to better overall healthiness.

Approximately 52 million school hours are missed every year due to common dental issues. Children that have tooth decay left untreated can lead to consequences such as infections and malnutrition. As a result, your child could have a more difficult time focusing on class activities. Dental cavities are one of the leading causes of illness for children!  Maintaining a dental schedule of every six months helps discover potential dental problems as early as possible and treat them before they become too costly in time or money.

Let us help keep your family’s oral health in great shape throughout the school year.

Staying in school helps keeps grades up and students on the right track to success.

Appointments are filling up fast, schedule your cleaning / checkup today!

Keep Hydrated, Combat Dry Mouth

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Dental damage sneaks up on us.  One thing that is usually overlooked in terms of oral hygiene is dehydration which if left untreated can lead to dry mouth. Dry mouth is also referred to as xerostomia.

Some common symptoms of dry mouth are frequent thirst, dryness in the throat, sores in the mouth, cracked lips and bad breath.

Hydrated mouths produce enough saliva which helps combat dry mouth.  Saliva is essential in cleansing and keeping mouths moist which aid in the digestion of foods.  A mouth that lacks enough saliva cannot aid in regulating the amount of fungi and bacteria growing in it which can cause infections.  Tooth decay can happen because the lack of proper saliva flow allows food to get stuck to teeth and not wash away naturally. A dry mouth can also cause plaque to harden on teeth and cause inflammation which can gradually wear away gums.

Xerostomia can also be caused by lifestyle choices such as smoking, side effects of certain diseases & medications, medical treatments and nerve damage.  Sometimes an increase of water intake can quickly remedy this issue.  However, if the cause is medical, having a discussion with your doctor who can adjust the dosage or change your medication may be necessary.

To avoid these problems, be sure to keep hydrated. Making sure the ‘hydrated’ days outnumber the ‘dehydrated’ days can stave off most common oral hygiene problems and inconveniences. If dry mouth persists, however, be sure to check in with a Sahara Dental oral care expert.

Protection for Teeth Grinding

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An involuntary reaction to anger or stress is clenching and grinding of teeth.  For some this reaction can occur throughout the day, this involuntary teeth grinding is called bruxism. A sign of nightly involuntary teeth grinding is waking up with a sore jaw.

Bruxism can not only deteriorate enamel but also weaken teeth and hurt the muscles in the jaw or the jawbone itself. The grinding scrapes off enamel, the protective layer teeth naturally have that  keep teeth white and protects the more delicate and sensitive parts of the tooth. It is easy to imagine that this can do a lot of damage to teeth.

Namely, the act weakens teeth. Weakened teeth are at risk of bending or coming loose if grinding persists. Loose teeth run the risk of falling out which can be a hazard if this occurs while eating or drinking. If teeth are inexplicably weak or crooked, be sure to go in for a dental check-up to combat the symptoms of bruxism and discuss what could possibly be causing it.

Treatments to the enamel or braces to realign teeth may be applied. For nighttime grinding, a mouth-guard may be supplied to protect teeth during sleep.

New Year, New Smile!

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For some, a New Year is turning a new leaf and making positive, impactful changes.  Make 2021 a new year for maintaining a healthy, stunning smile – which is as easy as 1,2,3! And 4. And 5.

Number 1 – Brushing – Simple and effective, even preschoolers know the amazing benefits of maintaining a schedule for brushing teeth. Make sure to use teeth whitening toothpaste to keep those teeth bright. Also, always have a toothbrush on hand that isn’t flayed or too old. Getting a new toothbrush is recommended after about 3 months or after an illness. This reduces the amount of bacteria on the brush while also ensuring bristles that can effectively brush away plaque and bacteria.

Number 2 – Flossing – Flossing works the same as brushing but it gets where a toothbrush simply cannot. Food is notorious for getting stuck between teeth and flossing is a great way to get food unstuck as well as scraping away plaque on smaller, tighter corners of the tooth.

Number 3 – Brace Yourself – Braces / Invisalign help straighten teeth which can make flossing and brushing easier along with making a smile simply look nicer. Contact us today to learn more about effective, affordable teeth straightening options.

Number 4 – Making Healthier Choices – Things like sugar and tobacco are the enemy of good oral health as they cause tooth decay and can stain teeth. On the other hand, calcium-rich dairy foods that strengthen teeth are always a safer choice. After a meal or snack, chewing gum with Xylitol can help keep teeth healthy and bright by discouraging plaque build up and bacterial growth while also neutralizing acids. Just be sure to keep track of what comes into contact with that smile!

Number 5 – Routine Dental Visits – Even with a dedicated schedule and extra care to things like reducing sugar intake, routine dental visits with a dentist at Sahara Dental Las Vegas are still key to maintaining good oral health.   X-Rays and professional knowledge of oral care help ensure that overall dental health is kept at the highest standard possible.

Time to Take Advantage of Insurance Benefits

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Insurance companies often have set dollar amounts available to account holders until the end of the year. This means that once the year ends, any money available to account holders will be forfeit and will become unavailable to use. In layman’s terms: It’s wasted money.

Time is running out to take advantage of this coverage. As we move to the end of the year, the date gets even closer to losing these benefits that only come once per year.

Life is busy and sometimes, it’s easy to lose track of things like change, keys and appointments. Let this be a friendly reminder to take a look at any coverage available for dental appointments and be encouraged to use them. Even a simple procedure like a teeth cleaning can have huge benefits in the long run.

During procedures that whiten teeth, dental care experts may also apply agents that help strengthen enamel which can help prevent more troublesome or serious issues in the future. Just like finding cash in the couch cushions while looking for the remote, small problems can be spotted early and taken care of long before they cause any real harm or lasting damage. This can save a lot of money, time and pain.

Reaping benefits available for use is not just a smart move for account holders and their families but also an easy way to save time and money in the future.

Top Benefits of Dental Checkups – Schedule Your Dentist Visit

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Many people may procrastinate when it comes to scheduling a dental checkup  or had to cancel their routine dental check-up because of Covid-19.  Understand the long list of benefits of healthy teeth, gums, and overall well-being, a visit to the dentists at Sahara Dental Las Vegas may top the list of things to do. For everything from a basic cleaning to dental procedures for specific problems, the sooner you get in to see the dentist, the better.

Fix Existing Dental Issues and Prevent Future Ones
Toothaches, gum soreness, and other painful problems need attention as soon as possible so that they do not get worse. Even a seemingly healthy mouth may have hidden issues between or behind the teeth even though it may not appear in a mirror. Dental checkups allow a professional to fully examine the mouth and stop problems from getting worse.

Prevent Discoloration, Tooth Breakage, and Tooth Loss
The last thing anyone wants is to lose their teeth, have one break or crack, or look extremely attractive. These are all serious signs of dental issues that need attention quickly. When you schedule a dental visit, you help to ensure that these problems do not happen.

Fight Gum Disease and Receding Gum-lines
Accumulation of plaque and tartar at the gum line can irritate those delicate tissues and introduce harmful bacteria that cause infection. Over time, this leads not only to cavities and other tooth issues but also to gum disease. Gingivitis and other issues need prompt attention from a skilled dentist at the next checkup.

Prevent or Improve Chronic Bad Breath
Although eating onions or other strong foods can cause bad breath for a little while, people with chronic halitosis cannot escape this embarrassing problem. A dental checkup can help. A deep cleaning, solution for any oral infections, and instruction about better hygiene habits can keep breath fresher on a long-term basis.

Stop Harmful Infections Before They Happen
Surprising research shows that oral infections and poor dental health have a correlation to serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. The whole body works as an interconnected system, and optimum health depends on keeping every part of it in good order.  Regularly scheduled checkup with a dentist helps not only the teeth and gums but the entire body.

Look and Feel Better Every Day
An open smile helps make a good impression and sharing it with others can make a person feel good about themselves every day. Keeping teeth and gums healthy, bright, and attractive can boost personal and professional relationships, give confidence to share more with others, and help connect with individuals and opportunities in life.

These benefits of regular dental checkups should outweigh most reasons of putting off scheduling a visit to the dentist. Even if being nervous, worried about the expense, or have a very busy schedule, ignoring overall dental health will make things worse in the long run. Look and feel better, avoid expensive procedures in the future, and take care of the whole body health in the best way possible.